An Experts Exchange member requires a utility that accepts a file with a list of IP addresses and PINGs each of the addresses in the list. If there are any failures, the utility sends an email containing the IP addresses and error messages of all the failed PINGs. This article presents a solution.
AutoHotkey is an excellent, free, open source programming/scripting language for Windows. It started out as a keyboard/mouse macros product, but has expanded into a robust language. This article provides an introduction to it, with links to additional resources for EE members who want to learn more.
In configurations with multiple monitors, it can be difficult and time-consuming to move the mouse pointer to a particular monitor. This article presents a script written in AutoHotkey that defines hotkeys — such as Alt+Ctrl+1, Alt+Ctrl+2, etc. — to move the mouse easily and quickly to any monitor.
Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.